Walter (Tom) McMahon

  • Died: June 10, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

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Walter "Tom" McMahon 88, of Fort Wayne died June 10, 2019. Tom was born to the late Walter Thomas and Margaret Mary (McEvoy) McMahon. Tom proudly served in the United States Navy, and is a Korean War Veteran. Tom worked for Montgomery Wards for 25 years, and Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for 20 years. He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus #451. Tom enjoyed reading, and participating in playing basketball, softball, volleyball, and golf. Tom enjoyed coaching CYO basketball for the 5th-6th and 7th-8th grade boys team at St. Jude's. He is survived by his children; Timothy (Candace) McMahon, Michael (Martha) McMahon, Gail (Michael) Watkins, and Karen (Jeff) Maxwell; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Marie N. (Folisi) McMahon, daughter, Diane M. McMahon; and sister, Margaret M. Shea. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held from 3-7pm on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or The Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be left online at


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To Tom's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. May that bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   June 15, 2019

When the De Graces made their way to Ft Wayne and all of us cousins would be together, it seemed it always was Uncle Tom against the whole gang of us. I remember when we found out his real name was Walter and how we thought we uncovered this big secret. We started calling him Uncle "Wally" and thinking we found a way to get to him. He would come after us and we would run! Well, it stuck. And I don't think we ever asked him if he minded it but he became lovingly called Uncle Wally, our big uncle with the big handshake that would crush ours if he caught us. Thank you for the memories dear Uncle, love you, xoxo jayme

Posted by Jayme De Grace Dvorak - Elmhurst, IL - Family   June 12, 2019

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